Synonyms of gallop
1 runDictionary • The horses galloped away.
run • I excused myself and ran back to the telephone.
race • He, too, will be racing here again soon.
bolt • I made some excuse and bolted towards the exit.
stampede • The crowd stampeded and many were crushed or trampled underfoot.
2 dashDictionary • They were galloping around the garden playing football.
dash • Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
race • They raced away out of sight.
shoot • They had almost reached the boat when a figure shot past them.
fly • I flew downstairs.
career • The car went careering off down the track.
speed • The engine noise rises only slightly as I speed along.
tear • The door flew open and she tore into the room.
rush • Someone inside the building rushed out.
barrel (along) (informal, mainly US, Canadian)
sprint • He sprinted to the car.
dart • She darted away through the trees.
zoom • A police car zoomed by.
3 boomDictionary • China's economy galloped ahead.
boom • Lipstick sales have boomed even more.
increase • The population continues to increase.
grow • The economy continues to grow.
develop • Children develop at different rates.
expand • Water expands as it freezes.
thrive • Today his company continues to thrive.
flourish • Business soon flourished.
PHRASE:▷ at a gallop
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boltIf a person or animal bolts, they suddenly start to run very fast, often because something has frightened them.
• I made some excuse and bolted towards the exit.
• Lipstick sales have boomed even more.
careerIf a person or vehicle careers somewhere, they move fast and in an uncontrolled way.
• The car went careering off down the track.
Thesaurus for gallop from the Collins English Thesaurus
(of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once
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